I came across an interesting quote last week. It read, “Your direction, not your intention, determines your destiny.”
That quote connected well with me, because quite often I start my day with good intentions. I have a clear sense of what God is calling me to focus on and accomplish by the end of the day.
The problem comes a few minutes later, when I have finished devotions and planning time and tantalizing little diversions present themselves. They temp me to change direction from what I already discerned God wanted me to do that day. At that point I have to make a choice to stay the course and end up where I believed God was directing, or change directions and wind up somewhere else.
But changing directions can not only change your destiny for the day, it can change your destiny for eternity. If the path you are on today is leading away from God, an immediate change toward His direction is your best way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.